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Author Lutz, R. N.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES ♦ STAINLESS STEELS ♦ PACKAGING ♦ WASTE TRANSPORTATION ♦ CONTAMINATION ♦ RADIOACTIVE WASTES ♦ CONTAINERS ♦ SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT ♦ REACTOR COMPONENTS ♦ SCRAP METALS
Abstract The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River site (SRS) began a program in late 1993 to pursue the recycling of radioactively contaminated stainless steel. The objective of the beneficial reuse demonstration is to recycle up to 200 t of contaminated stainless steel scrap into waste containers for use within the DOE complex. The metal is melted and fabricated by subcontractors at licensed commercial facilities. Product delivery commenced July 31, 1995. The main challenges to initiation of the recycling include the accumulation, characterization, packaging, and shipment of the contaminated metal items. This paper summarizes how these issues are met.
ISSN 0003018X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-12-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume Number 73
Technical Publication No. CONF-951006-


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